Pure, unblended, unfiltered, single domaine, single cask, Armagacs bottled at cask strength...
Francis shares his values with those close to him. His son Marc quickly developed the same passion and commitment. Together they travel through the vineyards and cellars of the Gers and the Landes one providing the experience, the other youth and enthusiasm.
In the area which used to be called Grand Bas-Armagnac, Darroze focus their determination to discover and hopefully acquire yet another small quantity (a cask here, a demi-john there) of the characterful Armagnacs so typical of the region.
All the Armagnacs age in their own casks. To ensure that they retain their true character in the glass, they have never been, and will never be, blended. In addition, no caramel or any other colouring agents are ever added to enhance their colour.
In the Armagnac region, when it is decided to sell a product under its original vintage, the law imposes a minimum ageing period of 10 years in oak vats. The desired balance between flavour, tannin and alcohol is not usually reached until at least 15 years. Darrozes entire stock of Bas-Armagnac is kept in wood barrels. Only upon receipt of orders do they bottle them. This prolongs the ageing process for as long as possible.
Darroze Armagnacs are served at all the three-star Michelin restaurants in France, as well as many other famous restaurants across the country. In their home country their reputation as the ne plus ultras of Armagnac is unquestioned.
Bottled April 2011